G-2235

Ethiopia Small Business Dev.

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Gondar

Total Budget: $51,408

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Community economic development


In the 2018-19 Rotary year, D5580 and the FMAM Rotary Club participated in a microloan project with Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club. Fifty women were trained and received microloans to develop small businesses.

In 2020, FMAM Rotary and Gondar Fasiledes Rotary will partner again to develop a Global Grant to train 120 women in small businesses, in collaboration with Wogen Children and Mothers' Support Association in Gondar.

The small businesses planned are:

1. Sheep breeding for 20 house holds

2. Injera preparation and selling 20 poor single women

3. Malting - inputs for homemade beer for 10 poor single women

4. Street business - for 10 poor girls and women

5. Vegetables selling -for 20 poor girls and women

6. Dairy product for five single women

7. Street fast food selling - 5

8. Cereals selling business for poor family - 10

The approximate budget is 50,000 and we hope to get club contributions before 2020 so the project can begin in early spring.

Primary Host Partner

District: 5580

Rotary Club of: Fargo-Moorhead AM

Primary Contact: Amh. Belay@gmail. Com

Email: amh.belay@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Gondar Fasiledes

Primary Contact: Hibste Mekonnen

Email: hibste@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #209639.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Jamestown (5580)

26-Feb-20

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

Pelican Rapids (5580)

26-Feb-20

$500

$500

$1,000

Thunder Bay (Fort William) (5580)

26-Feb-20

$500

$500

$1,000

Thunder Bay (Port Arthur) (5580)

26-Feb-20

$350

$350

$700

Nipigon (5580)

26-Feb-20

$1,500

$1,500

$3,000

Central Lakes-Pequot Lakes (5580)

26-Feb-20

$250

$250

$500

Duluth Harbortown (5580)

26-Feb-20

$500

$500

$1,000

Williston (5580)

26-Feb-20

$250

$250

$500

Fargo-West (5580)

28-Jun-20

$2,797

$2,797

$5,594

Fargo (5580)

28-Jun-20

$1,797

$1,797

$3,594

Moorhead (5580)

28-Jun-20

$1,797

$1,797

$3,594

Fargo Moorhead PM (5580)

28-Jun-20

$1,796

$1,796

$3,592

Fallbrook (5340)

24-Sep-20

$3,500

$3,500

$7,000

Fargo-Moorhead AM (5580)

16-Oct-20

$1,797

$0

$1,797

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$16,537

$16,537

Total

$51,408

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents


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Project Photos

History Log Entries

6-Oct-19

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

The Fargo Moorhead AM Rotary club has begun a Global Grant to develop a microloan project with the Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club and Wogen Children and Women's Support Organization. The application will be submitted through MyRotary.org, but fundraising will take place in part through this website (matchinggrants.org).

Thank you for your work on this project!

6-Oct-19

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Creation of project page.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Erin Paulson of the Rotary Club of Jamestown, District 5580.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Andrew Sorum of the Rotary Club of Pelican Rapids, District 5580.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Jill Zachary of the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Fort William), District 5580.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $350 by Roly Turner of the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Port Arthur), District 5580.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,500 by Linda Nicol of the Rotary Club of Nipigon, District 5580.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $250 with $250 DDF by Joe Keimig of the Rotary Club of Central Lakes-Pequot Lakes, District 5580.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $500 with $500 DDF by Karl Everett of the Rotary Club of Duluth Harbortown, District 5580.

26-Feb-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $250 with $250 DDF by Marsha Schmidt of the Rotary Club of Williston, District 5580.

28-Jun-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

Hello all, great news: This grant is fully funded! After 2 months, we finally were able to get the proper D9212 authorizations and the grant is under review with TRF. Hopefully, the project will be approved soon!

28-Jun-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,797 with $1,797 DDF by Alicia (Helion) Belay of the Rotary Club of Fargo-Moorhead AM, District 5580.

28-Jun-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $2,797 with $2,797 DDF by Jill Berg of the Rotary Club of Fargo-West, District 5580.

28-Jun-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,797 with $1,797 DDF by Heather Ranck of the Rotary Club of Fargo, District 5580.

28-Jun-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,797 with $1,797 DDF by Steve Schaefer of the Rotary Club of Moorhead, District 5580.

28-Jun-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,797 with $1,797 DDF by Steve Schaefer of the Rotary Club of Moorhead, District 5580.

28-Jun-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,796 with $1,796 DDF by Deb Maertens of the Rotary Club of Fargo Moorhead PM, District 5580.

18-Aug-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

This project was submitted to RI in April, received authorization from D9212 in June. Our grants officer has reviewed the application and is requiring significant changes. We have completed the changes and are hoping to resubmit the full application by the end of August.

24-Sep-20

by Tina Langham-Smith

System Entry: Pledge of $3,500 with $3,500 DDF by Tina Langham-Smith of the Rotary Club of Fallbrook, District 5340.

16-Oct-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

Hello all,

Great news: the Ethiopia Small Business Development grant has been APPROVED!

Your club should have received the request from TRF to submit your funds this week!!! I understand that club funds can be sent directly to us here in Fargo (contact me for address etc) or, if you wish to send to TRF to obtain Paul Harris points, you can do that by following the instructions emailed to you from TRF.

Reach me any time at amh.belay@gmail.com for more information about any aspect of this project or process :) It is so exciting that 155 women will be starting new businesses in Northern Ethiopia thanks to your generosity!!!!!!

16-Oct-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Pledge of $1,797 by Alicia (Helion) Belay of the Rotary Club of Fargo-Moorhead AM, District 5580.

16-Oct-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

16-Oct-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

16-Oct-20

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.

2-Jan-21

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

Exciting news! This grant has been approved and paid by RI. We will disperse the first installment of funds within 2 weeks. There are major holidays now in Gondar, so work would not begin until after the celebration of Timket (epiphany), which is celebrated around January 15th.

Thanks everyone for your support! Will you update again soon!

16-Apr-21

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

Our team in Gondar reports that the first teams of women have been trained and have started their new jobs making traditional Ethiopian bread (injera). I've posted some pictures in the Matchinggrants portal.

16-Apr-21

by Alicia (Helion) Belay

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.

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